- Sep 23, 2005
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Hmm, I wonder who else this Pakistani scientists has given nuclear weapons building know how to? Any guesses? I also wonder what other nuclear weapons black market smuggling networks their are out their, besides the one ran by this Pakistani scientist? Where is Kandahar? Kandahar, you see this? And further, does this add more evidence that man could very well destroy itself with the current mentality that is prevalent in mankind?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4449860.stmIran given 'nuclear weapon' data
Iran has resumed uranium conversion
Iran has passed on to United Nations inspectors documents on how to build a crucial part of a nuclear bomb, the UN's atomic agency says.
Tehran says it got the information from the nuclear smuggling network run by disgraced Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, according to an agency report.
The Iranians say they neither requested the data from AQ Khan nor used it.
The agency concludes Iran has improved co-operation with its inspectors, but has yet to provide full transparency.
The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said more openness was "indispensable and overdue".
Tehran insists its nuclear programme is for energy purposes only.
IRAN'S NUCLEAR STANDOFF
September 2002: Work begins on Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr
December 2002: Satellite photographs reveal nuclear sites at Arak and Natanz. Iran agrees to an IAEA inspection
September 2003: IAEA gives Iran weeks to prove it is not pursuing atomic weapons
November 2003: Iran suspends uranium enrichment and allows tougher inspections; IAEA says no proof of any weapons programme
June 2004: IAEA rebukes Iran for not fully co-operating with nuclear inquiry
November 2004: Iran suspends uranium enrichment as part of deal with EU
August 2005: Iran rejects EU proposals and resumes work at Isfahan nuclear plant
But many board IAEA members are concerned about Iran's decision to resume uranium conversion - a precursor to enrichment. Highly enriched uranium can be used to make nuclear weapons.